ELIGARD Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • depression
    • a common cold
    • indigestion
    • decrease in size of a testicle
    • inflammation or infection of the vagina
    • absence of menstrual periods
    • bleeding not related to menstrual period
    • dizziness
    • low energy
    • excessive sweating
    • visible water retention
    • weight gain
    • headache
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
    • a stinging sensation on the skin
    • drug-induced hot flashes

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • an infection
    • female hirsutism, a condition of male-pattern hair growth in woman
    • joint pain
    • muscle pain

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • mood changes
    • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
    • constipation
    • the inability to have an erection
    • enlarged breasts
    • breast pain
    • acne
    • difficulty sleeping
    • nervousness
    • reactions at the site of the injection
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • generalized weakness

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • diabetes
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • suicidal thoughts
    • a change in vision
    • high blood pressure
    • a heart attack
    • angina, a type of chest pain
    • a clot in the lung
    • prolonged QT interval on EKG
    • chronic heart failure
    • a transient ischemic attack, a type of stroke that lasts only a few minutes
    • a stroke
    • low blood pressure
    • emphysema
    • asthma
    • fluid in the lungs
    • an ulcer from too much stomach acid
    • liver damage
    • damage to the liver and inflammation
    • pyelonephritis, infection and inflammation of the kidney and renal pelvis
    • inflammation of the epididymis of the testicles
    • hives
    • decreased calcification or density of bone
    • fainting
    • seizures
    • a skin rash
    • swollen lymph nodes
    • coughing up of blood
    • an enlarged liver
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a broken bone
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • lung tissue problem
    • pituitary gland infarction
    • cellulitis
    • paralysis of some or all of the muscles of the eye

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • agitation
    • aggressive behavior
    • hyperactive behavior
    • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
    • bruising under the skin
    • throat irritation
    • a painful, red or swollen tongue
    • urinary tract infection
    • inflammation of the glans penis
    • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
    • hair loss
    • melanosis, a condition where increased melanin results in hyperpigmentation
    • inflammation of the covering of a tendon
    • fever
    • numbness
    • decreased appetite
    • nosebleed
    • difficulty swallowing
    • burping
    • involuntary leakage of urine
    • low energy and weakness
    • irritability
    • abnormal skin growth
    • a fibrous thickening of the skin called induration
    • pain in the testicles
    • muscle wasting

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